Heaven Chandler is an investment funds associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Heaven’s practice has focused on securities and investment management matters regarding fund formation, ongoing compliance of investment companies, preparing filings for open and closed-end funds, as well as reviewing fund agreements and overseeing fund mergers and acquisitions.


Thought Leadership


“SEC Proposes New Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules for Registered Investment Advisers, Registered Investment Companies and Business Development Companies,” February 2022

“Ubiquitous Use of WhatsApp and Other Unrecorded Internal Communications Result in Substantial Penalties in Recent SEC, CFTC Actions,” January 2022

“Money Market Funds: The SEC Seeks Comments for Proposed Rule Amendments,” December 2021

“Is SEC ‘Regulation by Enforcement’ for the Digital Asset Industry Next Up?” August 2021

Robinhood vs. Massachusetts’ Secretary of the Commonwealth: A Battle for the Ages over Massachusetts’ New Strict Fiduciary Duty Rule,” May 2021

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021Illinois


  • University of Iowa College of LawJ.D.2020

    Editor, Journal of Corporate Law

    Social/Community Chair, BLSA

    Legal Opportunity Fellow

    Dennis Shields Scholarship Recipient

    William L. Smith & Gwenn Smith Scholarship Recipient

    Hancher-Finkbine Candidate

  • University of IowaB.A., English & Ethics and Public Policy; Criminology Minor2017

    with Honors in English

    Captain/Academic All-American, Track and Field